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Does Hemp Oil Help With Anxiety?

Recent scientific studies can help users understand if CBD impacts pain and inflammation.

Thomas Keller

April 2020 - 4 minutes read

After a long tiring day at work, there is no better way to de-stress than to indulge in some hemp oil. Hemp oil, containing cannabidiol, is loaded with stress-relieving properties. It is all-natural and completely safe, making it one of the best options for killing that stress.

Get Started With Hemp Oil For Stress

Cannabidiol in hemp has been shown to cause changes in blood flow to regions in the brain that are linked to feelings of anxiety.

CBD has also been shown to have a positive influence on serotonin levels; this, in turn, reduces levels of anxiety.

Hemp oil causes relaxation, promotes sleep, relieves pain, and improves mood. All of these factors help to reduce anxiety.

Full-spectrum hemp oil contains cannabidiol and beneficial terpenes that are important in the reduction of stress. CBD acts through endocannabinoid receptors to stimulate the serotonin system. This system has a positive effect on moods and promotes relaxation.

Limonene and linalool are two terpenes that are used in aromatherapy. These sweet-smelling essential oils calm the nerves and muscles to cause relaxation. When combined with cannabidiol they produce a powerful de-stressing effect.

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3 Ways To Consume Hemp Oil

Once you have laid your hands on high-quality hemp-oil, the next thing is to use it appropriately. Most products will have a label indicating how much CBD is in a serving. They may also indicate the recommended dosage based on age and weight. If not indicated, start with the lowest possible dosage of CBD which should be around 10- 20mg of CBD per serving.

1. Beneath the tongue

Place 1-2 drops of CBD beneath your tongue. This sublingual region is well supplied with blood vessels so the CBD is quickly taken up into the bloodstream.

2. Direct Ingestion

You can also swallow the CBD oil directly, especially when it is in the form of gummies or capsules. This works well for children or those seeking a discreet way to consume CBD. It is easy to fit into your schedule and you can easily combine it with other pills.

However, some of the CBD is lost due to the metabolism that takes place in the liver. This is referred to as the first-pass effect.

3. Apply Topically

CBD can be applied directly to the skin to provide stress relief. The skin has many endocannabinoid receptors. Being the largest organ in the body, the CBD will have a lot of surface area to act on.

Final Thoughts

CBD works differently for each, but generally, it supports relief and overall well-being. If you feel that yourself or a loved one may benefit from using CBD products, visit our online store or contact us at Herbivore via email (info@herbivoreindustries.com) today.

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